A prettier face for Summer!

Say goodbye to lacklustre skin by taking a cue from the runway!

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Say goodbye to lacklustre skin by taking a cue from the runway!


Runways were full of fresh face beauties this season. At Christopher Kane, Lucia Pieroni, summed it up as, “a sexy, nature girl who is effortlessly beautiful… gorgeous skin, fresh makeup, with a boyish eyebrow.”

While at Chanel, the simplicity was amped-up with signature Coco red lipstick.

For Delpozo, “this season’s look is a summer fresh, natural matte complexion – like a flower. It’s perfect skin with rose-pink eyes and cheeks,” says Monica Marmo using NARS Cosmetics.

At Toga, NARS Global Artistry Director Sada Ito described the look as “minimal” and, “effortless.”

The key? Avoid too much makeup and keep your look pretty but natural by paring down to essentials: moisturize, apply foundation, a dab of blush onto the apples of cheeks, and no-maintenance lips with just a swipe of lipstick and nothing else.

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Victorian primness and 90s counterculture may seem on opposite ends of the beauty spectrum. Somehow, Erdem Moralioglu found a way to bridge the gap by focusing on “the power of self-expression” in both eras. “The look echoes the collection’s theme of gender neutrality – it can be worn on both women or men. There is also a notion of eccentricity to it,” echoed Val Garland, makeup artist for the show using NARS.

The key to bold self-expression is to focus on one feature – here, captivating emerald eyes.  Layer different shades of eye pencil and eyeshadow and don’t be afraid to saturate beyond the eyelid to the tear duct and corner.

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Are the 90s considered retro now? (Asking for a friend!) Designers sure thought so as runways took their cue from everything from George Michael to grunge to iconic 90s brands like Versace. Most of all though, designers looked to 90s supermodels and the contoured face that defined the era for inspiration.

At Adeam, saturated, emerald eyes and a contoured face made a comeback. “The Adeam girl this season is all about a fun 90’s feel. The look is glossy lips and glittery eyes that reflect light even in a nightclub,” says Sada Ito, NARS Global Artistry Director.

At Kith Maybelline New York’s global makeup artist, Grace Lee created a fresh and flawless face with a subtle contour just like the supermodels in George Michael’s “Freedom! 90” music video.

This original beauty article first appeared in the Summer 2019 issue of City Style and Living Magazine.

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